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October 19, 2022, 8:40 PM

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Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
Report: customers are using doorbell cameras like Amazon's Ring to monitor, control, and punish delivery drivers, such as sharing footage online to shame them  —  A Data & Society report interviewed doorbell camera users and delivery drivers to understand how surveillance is affecting both, for the worse.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Intel previews the next-gen Thunderbolt, based on USB4 v2, with up to 80Gbps both ways, or 120Gbps one way and 40Gbps the other for “video-intensive usages”  —  Intel is showing off a preview of the next generation of Thunderbolt, which it says can “deliver up to three times the capability of Thunderbolt 4.”
The Markup:
Analysis in 38 US cities: AT&T, Verizon, and others offer lower-income and least-white areas slow internet for the same price as faster service in other regions  —  An investigation by The Markup found that AT&T, Verizon, EarthLink, and CenturyLink disproportionately offered lower-income …
Canalys:
The global smartphone market fell 9% YoY in Q3 2022, the third consecutive decline and the worst Q3 since 2014; Apple's market share grew from 15% to 18% YoY  —  In Q3 2022, the global smartphone market recorded its third consecutive decline this year, dropping 9% year-on-year, marking the worst Q3 since 2014.
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
Meta AI unveils an open-source translator for languages that are primarily spoken rather than written, which can currently translate between Hokkien and English  —  Nearly half of the world's roughly 7,000 known languages four in ten of them exist without an accompanying written component.
Jason Snell / Six Colors:
Apple's iPad lineup is a mess: the M2 iPad Pro is missing some of the advances offered in the low-end 10th-gen iPad and the 9th-gen iPad is still available  —  On Tuesday morning, Apple announced new iPad and iPad Pro models via press release.  On their own, they are reasonable …
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
SpaceX unveils its Starlink Aviation service, promising speeds up to 350Mbps in airplanes, with a $150K one-time hardware cost and $12.5K to $25K monthly fees  —  Airplane operators can reserve now for Starlink deliveries in mid-2023.  —  SpaceX is now advertising Starlink Aviation …
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Uber launches a global advertising unit, targeting $1B in annual gross ad bookings by 2024, including by displaying ads within its apps and on top of cars  —  Rideshare company looks to accelerate revenue growth with new business division  —  Uber has launched its global advertising unit …

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